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Category Archive: Economic Impact

  1. Transformation Beyond Downtown

    Published on by Casey Hawkins

    High Point’s downtown transformation started with BB&T Point and our very own High Point Rockers Baseball Team last year.   High Pointers descended downtown to watch a friendly game of baseball, meet up with friends, while making new ones. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn became familiar to the regulars as they sipped on Read More

  2. Hit the Links in High Point!

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

      The great state of North Carolina boasts an impressive 412 golf courses, with 66 located right here in our 12-county region.  The High Point-Jamestown area offers a mixture of private and public courses with one making the last as one of the top 25 most difficult in the area, according to the Triad Business Read More

  3. Why Travel Matters in High Point, North Carolina

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    Traveling. Good for the mind, the body, and the soul. Travel allows us to take a step away from our everyday lives to engage in experiences and make memories that can last a lifetime. In addition to the personal benefits of traveling, it is also an incredibly lucrative industry; according to the U.S. Travel Association, Read More

  4. North Carolina Craft Beer Month

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    What does craft beer mean to you? For many enthusiasts, craft beer is a wholistic endeavor for those who wish to enjoy not only the flavor, but all facets of the experience. But what is craft beer, who drinks it, and where do you get it? We’ve broken down all these questions and more to Read More

  5. Why CVBs Are Invaluable

    Published on by Cynthia Schmidt

    When you think about visiting a new place, what do you look for? For most people, the answer is an experience. They look for the attractions and points of interest, restaurants and accommodations, and any other resources the area has to offer. A convention and visitors bureau is a gold mine not only for packets Read More

  6. Let’s Be Courageous and Revitalize Downtown

    Published on by Melody Burnett

    I would like to thank the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau board and community liaisons who attended our Annual Retreat last week at High Point University. These leaders are engaged and charged with moving the needle forward in High Point. Most of all, they understand that to make our city vibrant, we need to Read More

  7. Visitors’ Demographics Show Opportunity for Core City

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Our recent research regarding visitors to High Point University, and also furniture shoppers and designers who come to High Point year-round, shows that the demographics of these two groups are very similar: They are affluent and well-educated, with annual household incomes that average more than $100,000. As such, they have a higher level of expectation Read More

  8. Let’s Build On Tourism Impact Potential

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Last week, Visit North Carolina announced findings about the economic impact of tourism across the state. We are proud to say that the tourism numbers in High Point revealed vast improvements. Did you know that Guilford County experienced a 4.71 percent increase in 2014? We surveyed several businesses in High Point that are actively engaged Read More

  9. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau – Moving Forward

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve as President and CEO of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau over the past four years. During that time, our organization has undergone quite a transformation. Not only have we moved to a more prominent location, but we have also created a state-of-the-art Regional Visitors Read More

  10. N.C. Tourism Spending Reaches New Record – Good News for High Point

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Last year alone, nearly 53 million people experienced North Carolina’s incredible beauty, from our famous mountains to our incredible coast and our vibrant cities and fascinating towns in between. These destinations included High Point, the Home Furnishings Capital of the World, and a variety of other popular spots throughout High Point’s home of Guilford County. Read More

  11. Facts about High Point Can Be Found in Many Places

    Published on by Nancy Bowman

    North Carolina is known as a beautiful state with a great deal to offer but you may be surprised at just how many people visit or travel within the Tar Heel state. The numbers tell the real story. North Carolina ranks sixth in total person-trip volume behind California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania. In Read More

  12. There’s More to the Value of Tourism than First Meets the Eye

    Published on by Tim Mabe

    Of all the cities in North Carolina, High Point should have the deepest appreciation for the value of tourism. Twice each year, 70,000 to 75,000 visitors from around the globe converge on the Home Furnishings Capital of the World to view and purchase the newest trends in home furnishings. This two week anomaly we are Read More